In Jerusalem, the restaurants are half empty because of recent violence between Arabs and Jews. But inside those restaurants, Israelis and Palestinians work side-by-side and lead deeply intertwined lives. Some even call each other "brother."
If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Israeli artist Eliezer Sonnenschein made a name for himself by continually sneaking into the Tel Aviv Museum to hang his artwork until he finally got noticed by the curator.
Victoria Hanna, a longtime fixture of the small indie Jewish spiritual music scene, released her first single this month. It's just a riff on a Hebrew alphabet song, but the video became an Internet hit.
Best-selling author and adventurer Bruce Feiler takes an epic journey traveling with contemporary pilgrims on six historic pilgrimages and explores how these sacred landscapes and revitalized routes are reshaping faith.